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that can actually be used to insulate homeless housing that is being built here throughout the city of philadelphia, that is will happen to all these prayer requests. we're live at the cathedral basilica greg argos, cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> nicely done. thank you. >> so many people had to work to get down here. took time. they brought their patience. got here, then had to work to get back home. >> here's what we know. the schuylkill has reopened. the ben franklin bridges will hope 4:00 a.m. regional will be on a saturday schedule. >> david spunt is live at broad and spring garden with a mass exit us. >> reporter: can you imagine trying to get out on public transportation and just leaving the city? seems at this point, like things
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worked right here. the broad street line open until you 1:00. it's empty right now, it was empty across the street, there were little problems according to septa. maybe a few delays, for the most part, things came off without a hitch. hundreds of thousands lined center city streets sunday night after a whirlwind 48 hours. >> renewed thinking for me in the catholic church. >> amazing in he comes to america and it's only like a one time thing. >> reporter: long lines spotted at every septa station including jefferson in the city, mayor michael nutter briefed reporters on this traffic box that once closed off the city. >> three-quarters of the traffic box is gone. west philadelphia is still in effect that portion right now, and what we referred to by sectors as logan which is right where the heart of the activity is on the ben franklin parkway.
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>> reporter: people patient, reflecting on what happened this weekend. >> it has been awesome, and it has been a lot of pleasure. >> reporter: patricia made the trip from nigeria. >> reporter: do you want the to come back to philadelphia. >> any time. >> reporter: lines filled up for hour, people didn't seem to mine. in some cases they found other people to keep them entertained. from nigeria to china philadelphia saw faces never seen around town before, "eyewitness news" met a couple who lived in philadelphia their entire lives, they say this weekend changed their perception of philadelphia. >> we were crying, laughing, hugging. hair was standing on the back of our necks. >> we're glad these people came and glad our city represented. we did a beautiful job. >> reporter: broad street going west seems to be the cut-off
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trying to open spring garden going west as soon as possible, i have the tell you jessica and egg, a lot of people visiting said they appreciated the philadelphia police department and the septa transit workers because as you had thousands, tens of thousands of people trying to get on the rail lines, they were making jokes trying to lighten up the mood a little bit. those jokes were pretty funny, live tonight, david spunt cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> you made us smile just saying that. >> why not listen to jokes. we also had breaking news in terms of transportation penndot just letting everyone know 76 reopened blue route 95 things getting before a, to normal slowly but surely. just about clean and green going to take time but we'll keep you updated. >> here in the city, the clean-up is under way on the
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parkway, sanitation crews already spreading out throughout the city picking up the trash and debris left behind by large crowds. no word yet how long the whole process will take. we saw them last night. re have hard at work. i have a feeling they will be getting it done quickly. >> no question. >> after a whirlwind week in the us and cuba, pope francis pretty well into his trip back to rome. >> of course he wasn't allowed to leave without the proper send be off, steve patterson reports for you from philadelphia international airport. >> reporter: i'm steve patterson reporting from philadelphia international airport. where sunday night the shepherd boarded shepherd one and went wheels up, not before an impressive sends be off. vice president joe biden leading a delegation of dignitaries saying thank you to the holy father for an incredible message of hope as he graced us here in philadelphia with so many moments and now lasting memories. the vp flagged by mayor michael
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nutter tom wolf and a sizeable contingent from the united states conference of bishops after a brief private meeting and a not so brief motorcade, the pope arrived on the tarmac to the sound of high school students, cardinal o'hara marching brand just as they did for pope john paul the second in 1979. we spoke to some of the members about the honor. >> all inspiring just to be able to play for the leader of the catholic church. what words can you have. >> with watched the holy father walk down the red carpet and up the white steps saying good-bye to philadelphia one last time, certainly only physically leaving memories that will last a lifetime reporting from philadelphia international airport, steve patterson cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> earlier in the day, special and powerful woman, pope visited
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the currean, fromhold. >> we'll have more the message the holy father delivered to inmates. >> we're going to tell you about the unforgetable moment. how the pontiff caught the politician off guard. kate? . >> great news, the rain held off for the papal visit, but we do still have rain in the forecast and the city starts to recover from the papal visit, we got rain to talk about. i'll have the latest coming up with the seven-day forecast. in sports the eagles searching for first win of the season at met life stadium. we got the highlights and more coming up
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. following his desire to seek out those what he a calls the peripheries, pope francis visited the largest prison
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today. >> staff and victims of crime to offer criminal attempt and our jan carabeo was there. >> reporter: curran, fromhold correctional facility in northeast philadelphia erupted into applause sunday morning upon sight of holy father. here in this small gym, in front of inmates, his message was that of redemption and hope. >> he doesn't talk to us where we have been, he doesn't question us about what we have done. this time in your life can only have one purpose, to give you a hand in getting back on the right road. >> the roughly 80 prisoners listened. >> it was beautiful, breath taking. he said god bless me. >> reporter: ruth cologne was the second woman to shake hands with the pontiff. he spent just as much time encountering his audience as
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speaking. >> told him to get rest. he needs some rest, he needed some rest. >> reporter: in the last row, this happened. and then again. i hope years to come to tell my granddaughters how close i was to the pope. >> reporter: the holy father made it to point to visit prisons during his visit he emphasizes empathy and embraces the forgotten they won't look. the chair he was sitting in, some of the oh inmates hand carved it out of american walnut. >> brandon hargrove put in time of work. hearing the holy father loved his craftsman ship. >> i can't wait to talk to my children and let them know, whatever you're going through, keep the faith and your hope
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alive. >>. >> reporter: a conversation pope francis would be proud of, jan carabeo, "eyewitness news". >> here's an inside look at some of our team who made it all happen this morning as we provided a feed for all i have the press, while pope francis spoke to inmates at the correctional facility, we snapped these behind the scenes notes to give you a sense of the teamwork it takes to bring it altogether. we set up our makeshift control room at a nearby fitness room and the event itself was held on a basketball court there. so many people across the area had these memorable face-to-face encounters were i pope francis over the last two days, one of them democratic brendan boyle. >> happened while the pope was at curran, fromhold. and the congressman was there nurseing a broken leg in a wheelchair. >> some italian security guard saw the wheelchair i have a football injury, so grabbed me over and i thought it was to get
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a picture. i was shaking hands with the pope. very exciting. >> the congressman broke his leg three weeks ago while playing on the congressal football team. he's now wondering if today will speed up the process. >> maybe. >> we got through the weekend. we got through the weekend without any precipitation. >> meteorologist standing by with a look ahead. also, too, kate, way to go, you guys nailed the forecast. >> thank you, jessica be ukee, love it when a plan comes together. we were hoping the rain would move away. give a little credit to pope francis. that storm pushed to the south and fell apart. much as we were hoping it would and maybe he had a little bit little bit of say in in. we do have a pretty great event happening right now, a super lunar eclipse stip going on,
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going is to start to mean in the next five minutes or so. the problem is we got a lot of cloud cover in the city. on the outskirts especially down the shore, skies are clear up in you can see. 17 percent brighter than the normal moon. it has a reddish appearance, system pretty much fell apart still have showers drifting into western pennsylvania. you can see the cloud cover nonexiste nonexistent. as far as temperature, not as cool, winds died down, 66 at the airport. 64 in allentown and 63 in atlantic city. we didn't escape the rain altogether. kind of delayed it. still have the hair of low pressure off the coast. going to start to tap into warmer moist air over the next few days, keep the clouds in place, and showerss possible at any time through monday, will be few and far between, same story
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early tuesday, watch what happens tuesday night. this front -- look at that rain blows else across the region. as far as your rain chances are concerned, we're looking at a really decent chance for rain late tuesday into wednesday. future rain amounts, many spots could see between an inch and three inches especially to the north and west. the good news is this beneficial rainfall we need if a good soaking it's been awhile since we had heavy rain as long as it doesn't come down too fast too soon. rain chances 30 percent, scattered showers here and there. tuesday, especially after about 7:00 or 8:00, possible. could last into early wednesday, wednesday is your best chance for rain, ten percent chance of a shower on thursday, overnight mostly cloudy little breezy still, 60 degrees overnight low, monday, mostly cloudy again. clouds hung on all weekend, they will be around through the early part of the week as well. you can see that on the "eyewitness news" seven-day forecast, lot of cloud cover
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monday, tuesday and wednesday, again, possible tuesday night into wednesday, re as of now looks like the sun will come back. look how chill it gets, temperatures in the 60's another chance for rain over the weekend weekend. we didn't get rid of the rain altogether but kind of a good price to pay, we can deal with a little bit of rain over the work week. >> that we can, kate, thanks so much. the world was watching at pope francis made history on the ben franklin parkway. >> he took over the air waves. he also kind of took over the internet. when you think about it. social media was all over this one, we're going to talk closer look at that when we come back, also this evening, we seen the pope kiss many babies. types we're going to introduce you to baby and her parents and types we're going to introduce you to baby and her parents and what their moment mirrors. they show us all our problem areas... those places that we can't wish or squish away.
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. to be in that proximity to him, it was amazing. >> he's so personable. . >> he said breath taking to see the holy father. >> there was so much excitement surrounding the pope's visit. in this digital world, seems like everyone took to social media. >> they can do take pictures and have the comments, natasha brown monitoring twitter and facebook all day long. what did you see. >> with hundreds of thousands of people with you guys along parkway, many of them chronicleded their journey. we got plenty of tweets. let's take you to the most memorable. up close and personal shot of the popemobile whizing by her there along the parkway. thank you very much allison. here's philly news guy, we love
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this one. pope francis is down with at cbsphilly not photo shopped. there you see our "eyewitness news" live truck prominently displayed there. there was a mass exit us as you guys know. this was just one of the lines tweeted cindy webster lines for train at 30th street are insane. you can imagine all these folks trying to anxiously get home. and john mcdevitt of our sister radio station sent us this shot near our station, massive lynn for septa spring garden subway is it stops. many lines died down, folks are likely home now watching us. blake robinson. blake and his lovely new bride, holding our sign cbsphilly. today they returned to the parkway a married couple and sent us this shot after mass.
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pope smiled at us in philadelphia, hope he'll bless our marriage in rome. >> now that the pope smiled at them. i can't imagine that's not going to happen. we got other poignant memories here. this is from diana rocco, who, as you will see was on the parkway. state police moving out crowds stopped to applaud them. this is a shot that is really memorable because we know how many law enforcement officials it took to make this historic day possible and we thank all of them for protecting all of us in this moment. ukee and jessica back to you. >> natasha thank you so much. >> they did such an amazing job. you are watching a special hour-long edition of "eyewitness news" at 11:00. the pope in philadelphia. >> stay with us. there is much more to come as we take you outside to the stage. lot of activity was there last
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night. now, as you see, time to pack up. what a beautiful weekend it was. we'll be right back.
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. special blessing to cap off a whirlwind tour, pope francis makes an unscheduled stop at the cardinal of the basilica of sts. peter and paul. the holy father father blessed 100,000 prayers as he bid an emotional fair well to philadelphia and the united states. the final day to pope francis' visit to philadelphia began at saint charles seminary in lower merion. privately apologized to five victims of priest sexual abuse and pledged all responsible will be held accountable. >> the pontiff visits
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fromhold in philadelphia, becoming the first pope ever to visit an american prison of the pope also comforted the family also of the prison as he sat in the chair that was built by the inmates. and the main event rode through center city on his way to a massive open air mass to the ben franklin parkway. that's where the took the grandist of stages and merely 1 million worshipers. the pope delivered his message of peace in the city of brother's love and sister's affection. >> on his way back to rome after a final fair well. the holy father departed philadelphia on shepherd one and gave one last blessing concluding his history making tour of the. now the clean-up begins. >> i'm jessica dean, we are here on the ben franklin parkway,
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where nearly a million people turned out today for the papal mass. it was quite a sight to see. as you can imagine, now that everyone gone back home and the pope departed; the clean-up is under way. working to get everything back to normal. a lot of men and women at work. "eyewitness news" diana rocco who has more on dleclean-up happening right now. >> reporter: high ukee and jessica, as you can imagine this is a big job between the gates and all of garbage but crews have been hard at work. we're literally watching these gates come down between us, 20 minutes ago. that checkpoint was there and now gone. crews work overnight, trying hard to get the city back to normal. >> the state police are moving out in formation marching down the ben franklin parkway to the applause of a grateful crowd. a sure sign the party is over.
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>> the great job with security that they did, protecting the holy father this weekend. it was just, just everything was very moving. >> the faithful had departed and the parkway and surrounding streets had been left covered in garbage, unopened water and overflowing garbage cans have given sanitation and clean-up crews a big job. >> we road tripped from the south side of chicago. >> reporter: gates and barricades still remain but the work has started and will likely last for days. it could be a week before the city looks like itself again. so many came from so far away and are now leaving with a lifetime memory. >> the mass is beautiful. music was beautiful. it was wonderful experience. >> it was worth it. >> reporter: we're told these big barricades will be moved by some time tomorrow but the gates
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have to come down before the traffic patterns can return to normal. hopefully that will happen soon. we're hearing they are ahead of schedule. then ukee and jessica we never have to talk about security perimeters again, at least not for awhile. live in center city, let's send it back to you. >> not for awhile. put it that way. thank you, diana. it was a long way for many who came here to the ben franklin parkway to celebrate mass with pope. >> they told "eyewitness news" rahel solomon, right away you wonderful the way the. >> reporter: for many it has been countdown after countdown and waiting and more waiting. >> i stood in line about four hours i think to get in. it was worth it. >> reporter: sunday evening, pl pilgrims, pope francis made his way around the ben franklin parkway kissing babies and children along the way. and people went to great lengths to get a good view.
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>> it's just a very special human being. >> reporter: people leaving the parkway they say they can't believe mass is over. the day has come and gone. for some who didn't make it inside, they say it was all worth it. >> being in this atmosphere and being in whole advisement, that in itself is a blessing. >> reporter: she waited for hours in security so long, never made it inside, but still inspired by the turn-out. he says he's been waiting too, as a child he met pope john paul the second. >> very visit memory and i still remember it. >> reporter: he's been waiting to give his children the same experience. now that wait is over. on the parkway, rahel solomon cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> dozens of parents this weekend got the thrill of a lifetime when they got to watch tear babies be kissed on the
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forehead by pope francis. >> like popes before him, francis makes his tradition, a tradition to connect with children in the streets. on the parkway this afternoon, the pope's security detail brought him baby after baby after baby to kiss and to bless. it was a wonderful sight. >> tonight, we want to introduce you to one of the babies that pope francis had the chance to meet. >> a little girl with a devastating medical diagnosis. now her family has hope and david spunt has the story. >>reporter: it's one of those moment that's hard not to watch overand over again. one-year-old gee was quickly hoisted in the air and kissed by pope francis on the head on his way to independence hall. >> i held her over the fence as far as i can do. that's when the secret service whoever was guarding the pope grabbed her came over and blessed her.
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>> that's where little girl had a rare inoperable brain tumor and surgery is not an option. >> the doctors basically came in and said go home you have days to weeks. maybe months with your daughter. >> they said there would be no way she would see her first birthday. >> she turned a-year-old september 17th. she was named for saint. >> >>, on stage at the festival of families and met little. >> ianna this week. i had a dream she was walking up upstairs and at the top of the stairs was the pope and the saint's daughter and i had the dream and i keep dreaming it. >> the family waited with a friend from the fbi in front of the federal building, who told them the day of, it might be possible to get close to the pope.
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here is how it all happened. >> my god. if you ask her parents, gianna's future is a bright one thanks to the pope, the fbi and a little help from upstairs. >> i fell to my knees and cried and i thank the lord for helping us get through this and for give to go her this blessing. >> reporter: and a kiss they will always remember. david spunt, cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> boy did you feel that? that was beautiful. . >> we saw that scene repeated over and over this weekend. if we learned or saw anything, pope francis really enjoys the


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